Session leader: Damian Feeney
Fr. Damian Feeney has been Vicar of Holy Trinity, Ettingshall (Wolverhampton) since 2015. He combines this with his role as Catholic Missioner to the Diocese of Lichfield. Prior to 2015 he was Vice-Principal and Charles Marriott Director of Pastoral Studies at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and an associate member of the University of Oxford Faculty of Theology. Prior to 2009 he was a parish priest and missioner in the Diocese of Blackburn, and was a member of the working party which produced the original Mission-shaped Church report. He is a member of the Leading your Church into Growth team and the College of Evangelists, having initiated Eucharistic church plants in Harrogate and Preston; he is also a member of the Society of the Holy Cross, and of the General Synod. He is married to Fiona, a church primary school head teacher, and they have three grown up children.
Session outline: Living Faith in Urban Areas
How can we contribute to human flourishing in urban areas, as members of local churches? And how can what we do and say communicate the living reality of Christian faith, as individuals and through our church activities? This session will consider distinctive challenges and opportunities in urban parishes.